Project Officer (Loose Parts Play project)

  • Organisation: Haddington Support from the Start
  • Salary: £25,549 pro-rata
  • Salary info: 24 hours per week. 42 weeks of year.
  • Status: Part time
  • Closing date: 10/03/17
  • Location: East Lothian
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Support from the Start Haddington are delighted to invite applications for a new post working in the Haddington Area Partnership Ward.

The role will be to work with the primary schools and their nursery classes to develop Loose Parts play provision in their playground environments. The Worker will have an excellent understanding of the benefits of this type of play and how to develop the project, be resourceful and have the skills to lead in partnership with each school, to identify the needs and work with ELC personnel regarding all issues regarding storage, health and safety and provision. The applicant must be able to facilitate and to deliver training to pupils, staff and wider school communities. Excellent communication skills are required, a clear understanding of child development and benefits of play for Raising Attainment, Equality and Inclusion, a creative and dynamic personality and excellent interpersonal skills for working with both children and adults. Evidence will be required in terms of evaluatiing benefits and also reporting on this evidence.

The post will initially run for 1 year with hopes that extension will be possible for up to 3 years.

Application notes:

For further details and a job application form, please see attachments below.

Email your application form to  or contact Steven Wray on 01620 827509.

Closing Date Friday 10th March
Interviews will be held on 16th March 2017

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